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Silvia Azzoni

Silvia Azzoni (born 3 November 1973, in Turin, Italy) is an Italian ballet dancer.[1][2] She studied at the Baletna Skola in Turin and Hamburg Ballet School, where her teachers were Dragica Zach, Marianne Kruuse, Ilse Wiedmann and Kevin Haigen.

In 1993 she joined the Hamburg Ballet, in 1996 she became a soloist and in 2001 a principal dancer. Her repertoire includes the leading rôles in ballets created by John Neumeier: Pallas Athena and Nausikaa (Odyssey), Chloe (Daphnis and Chloe), Ballerina (Petrushka), Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Marguerite and Manon Lescaut (The Lady of the Camellias), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Aurora, The Good Fairy and Princess Florine (The Sleeping Beauty), Marie, (The Nutcracker), Cinderella and a Stepsister (A Cinderella Story), Giselle (Giselle), Elaine (The Saga of King Arthur), Rosalind (As You Like It), Romola Nijinsky (Nijinsky), Constanze Weber (Windows on MOZART) and Nina Saretschnaja (The Seagull). She created several parts in Neumeier's ballets: Préludes CV, Death in Venice, Messiah, Nocturnes from "Songs of the Night", Winterreise, and Christmas Oratorio.

Her repertoire also includes the rôles in the ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Mats Ek, Christopher Wheeldon and Ji?í Bubení?ek. As a guest ballerina she performs in Munich, Moscow, Milan, Tokyo, Warsaw, Vienna, Cremona, Verona, Macerata, Taormina, New York and Australia.

Silvia Azzoni has been awarded several prizes: Dr. Wilhhelm-Oberdörffer-Prize, Danza & Danza Prize as the Best Italian Dancer Abroad (2004), Rolf de Maré Prize for the Hamburg Theaters 2006/2007 in the category "Outstanding Performance" for The Little Mermaid with music by Lera Auerbach. In 2008 she received the coveted Prix Benois de la Danse for her principal rôle in The Little Mermaid.

Her husband is Alexandre Riabko, a ballet dancer.[3]


  1. ^ "Silvia Azzoni". Hamburg Ballet. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Ng, Kevin (March 2003). "B.co Hamburg Ballet Review". Ballet. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Neumeier Celebration in Essen". Danceview Times. Retrieved 2014.

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